Sunday, June 13, 2010

Playtime with Tim Holtz & Hero Arts

Morning everyone......I had a great day yesterday at Simply Create....in seventh heaven playing all day with Hero Arts and Tim Holtz Distress Inks......a big thank you to Jacqui for asking me along and for her wonderful hospitality and huge hugs to all the lovely crafty buds who came along and put up with my waffling all day....wow the store was buzzing and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did....you were all so kind and I suspect that I may have been responsible for a good few more Lord Tim of Fabulous Holtz converts....will post some pics later in the week and a special mention for my lovely buddy Anne and her lovely friend Isabel....and yes Isabel you were definitely the star of the show.
I can now share one of the samples I took along to Simply Create but I had a real dilemma on my hands making this......after a mega getting down and dirty session with Tim Holtz Distress Inks....my fingers looked as though I had been chain smoking for 40 years.....and could I get the darned stuff off....made me wonder how the Master of Distress Himself....Lord Tim  gets his hands clean...so I e-mailed him suggesting that he bring out a hand cleaner for all us crafty inky addicts and asking what do I do in the meantime...shampooing my hair seems to work but blimey I can't be washing my hair every 5 minutes....and guess what... back he came within minutes with this....

"hi kath 
we do have a hand cleaner bar coming out at cha-summer....works great!
in the mean time, i suggest a green kitchen scrubbie and some cheap shampoo...does the trick.  thanks"
tim
tim@timholtz.com

hey....he has already thought of my hand cleaner idea....how cool is that....great minds think alike and all that...so off I trotted to the kitchen and got scrubbing just as the Master ordered and of course because the idea came from the Lord Himself....it worked....thanks tim I have now got ink free clean fingers.....and the cause of my consternation...my Home Sweet Home Canvas which I am going to hang in my new boudoir.





I started off with a 10" x 8" canvas I bought from Hobbycraft but you don't have a solid surface for stamping on....so I cut a piece of Sticky Back Canvas slightly smaller...attached it to white cardstock and got stamping....only fixing it to the proper canvas when it was finished.

Hero Arts...K5153 Heart Flourish
S4878....Old Letter Writing
Distress Inks...Antique Linen...Brushed Corduroy...Walnut Stain..Broken China
Tim Holtz Alterations....Tattered Florals...Caged Bird..Hardware Findings
Ribbon and Buttons from Simply Create
Sentiment: Chippie Alphabet....My Little Shoebox Tiny Alphas and rub-ons

Loved making those tattered flowers but such a messy job....so I popped over to Tesco and bought myself some re-usable plastic gloves for next time....saves on all that hand scrubbing and don't you just love that adorable bird die...prepare yourselves for mega birdie cards in the future and he will probably end up as the Christmas Robin on this year's Christmas cards.
Off to unpack the demo kit and would you believe it's raining so it's a "put my feet up and chill"  day with the Sunday papers......catch up with you all tomorrow to share my mind blowing discovery!!
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: To answer Tina's question....the heart flourish has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with Detail White powder.    And a big thank you to all my bloggy buddies from yesterday who have e-mailed to say how much they enjoyed the day...how kind you all are.

46 comments:

Saskia said...

Beautiful card Kath!
Have a nice sunday!!

Saskia :)

Creative said...

I love your style, Kath!
Beautiful!

SaggiSoo said...

Hi Kath

What a lovely piece of work! I love those tattered flowers they look gorgeous.

Sue x

Ann Rosie said...

Wow Kath - so beautiful!

Love and Hugs
Ann

scrappyjacky said...

The canvas is just stunning,Kath....I love it.

Aud said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!♥♥♥ Love your flowers, they're beautiful!

Hugs,
Aud

Unfading Spring said...

Hi Kath, so glad you had a good day at Simply Create yesterday, Your canvas is brilliant I love it and the flowers are super, rubber gloves are the way to go, after all you don't want people thinking you don't wash.LOL

Have a lovely day, and maybe the sunshine in Scotland is saving itself for when when come to visit soon.

Big Hugs Carol xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kath

wow hun this is one stunning card I love the flowers they look like vintage fabric...
What a beautiful creation and a beautiful addition to any new home

Emma xxx

kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Kath.

Kathleen x

Julie said...

A fabulous piece of work.

Helen said...

Wow - this is beautiful Kath! That wee birdie is so sweet...and those gorgeous flowers were definitely worth the mess!
Helen x

Eveline said...

Beautiful canvas Kath. Great idea to use sticky back canvas to work on.
Eveline.

Paddington fan said...

Wow Kath! This is just fab, love all the elements but especially the flowers. Well worth getting the old paws messy for!! Isn't Sir Tim great to reply to your email - I could become a convert yet - just need to save my pennies for some supplies!! Hugs to you and Buddy, Jacky x

Laura said...

This is a lovely wall hanging, so tweet, I think the ink is ingrained into my fingers.

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning canvas. Love the flowers and the bird.Must admit I have not played with the flowers die much, must do something about that. Glad you had a wonderful time yesterday,only wished I lived closer. Hope you and Buddy have a great day today. Long walks. Hugs Anesha

coops said...

ooooo wow kath, this is just amazing.i love all the tim holtz goodies you have combined to make your stunning canvas.am waiting for my local craft shop to get these in and you have all that is on my list.thanks for being such a huge inspiration.luv coops.xxx

Anne said...

Hi Kath, an absolutely fantastic demo day yesterday !!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us and what amazing samples you brought along. And as for "chatting" to Lord Tim of Holtz he'd love your work too !!!!! Just keep getting your hands dirty and run your fingers through your hair, shampoo and rinse inky style !
Anne xxxxx

Emma and Susan said...

Hi Kath! WOW! This creation is just FABULOUS! We love everything about it; the gorgeous flowers and the birdcage the ribbon - EVERYTHING!!!
Your style is so amazing, thankyou for the inspiration!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

Lin said...

Oh, Kath, what a masterpiece, in what I am beginning to think of as "your" colors! I love all the elements and stamps you used.....and you've inspired me to go find some of this sticky canvas stuff and try my hand. GORGEOUS!!

ursula Uphof said...

Love your canvas. Only just starting to use some of Tim's products. "Need to come for a lesson". Enjoy your Sunday.

Marja Sch said...

Oh what a fabulous piece of art. Hugs Marja

Kirsti said...

I loved this canvas when I saw it yesterday and seeing all your gorgeous work inspired me to go home and 'gut' my craft room...and boy am I being ruthless, you would not believe the rubbish that I have thrown out...Thought if I cleansed the place my creativity would start to shine thru...lol...enjoy the rest of your Sunday..I am rushing about with kids as usual...Kirsti x

Rosietoes said...

Kath this is a stunning piece of work. I absolutely love it. You are now entirely responsible for me having to have that hardware die - I have most of the others :O
and not forgetting the sticky back canvas. I will have to set to work to make one for my craftroom.
What a chore!! LOL
Thank you for the inspiration.

Edna x

Diane J said...

Oh Kath this is absolutely stunning... gosh you are such an inspiration... just love the bird and cage die... I want one for myself now :0) and your flowers are great...Love Diane xx

Barb said...

Gorgeous, amazing, beautiful...This is just so fab, Kath! Love all the TH goodness on this! :)

Erika said...

Stunning canvas Kath, love Tim's stash. Glad all went well at Jacqui's yesterday.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Wow this is stunning Kath just love it! Wishing I lived nearer as I would have come to your demo day.......will have to be content reading your blog instead!!!!

Quick question please! the heart flourish that is over the distressed wording has that been stamped or did you use a mask?

Well done you for asking the Master TH a question and well done on him for replying - can't imagine how busy he must be so to get a response is commendable (OK he probably has a PA that does some of these things for him but nevertheless.....)

Thanks Kath

Tina
x

kristinlindstrom said...

I love everything you do!!! You are amazing! Love Buddy too!

I have found that hand sanitizer works great to remove Copic Markers from everything. Since Tim's inks are also alcohol based I would assume that it would work with those as well!

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful! i love the birdies and the blooms.

love tina x

Kat said...

Hi Kath, thank you so much for a fantastic demo day yesterday. I've dug out my craft sheet which has been in a drawer still in its box for heaven knows how long! I'm feeling really inspired to do something after all your info and tips.

Your canvas looks fantastic here on your blog but I can truthfully say it is even more stunning in real life!

Looking forward to seeing the pics from yesterday. Lucky me I managed to be at the other side of the shop when you were taking them!

Hugs Kat xx

Amanda said...

lovely card, i'm off to buy the tattered flowers :)
i've got the sign, but not sure on ow to use it... didn't realise its sooo big..

Jen said...

Hi Kath,
This is gorgeous! I love the way you've combined so many dies - genius!
Hugs
Jen x

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Dragonlady said...

Unbelievably stunning creation, I cannot single anything out as it is all absolutely perfect - can you tell I Love it.

Hugs Ali x

Enfys said...

This is totally stunning Kath, I just love it.
big hugs
En xx

Tracy said...

This is so gorgeous Kath, and would make such wonderful gifts.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow this is totally stunning, luv all the detail on it, luv that birdcage, great colours, sue,x

Babs said...

Fabulous, beautiful, love everything about it.

Babs x

Julie said...

Wow - this is fabulous!! Love the colour scheme and all the TH elements combined!! Juliex

newfiecrafter said...

This is a gorgeous piece of ART . Love all the TH details especially the bird cage and bird .Those flowers are stunning as well . Love it.
Marilyn

Net said...

Oh my Kath that's just gorgeous! I love it.

LorraineM said...

Thank you so much for Saturday. Your demo was brilliant and your style beautiful. I am one of your converts as having bought some of the distress inks I just love them and will need to get more!!!
I would have loved to come to your class this next Saturday but I have already promised to be elsewhere. Hopefully next time.
Lorraine x

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE this one!

stephanie said...

This is absolutely stunning.

HappyCrafter said...

Oh so pretty! All the different elements you've combined work so well together.

Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kath, pops off the page - love it!

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